Mormon Founder Joseph Smith Took 40 Wives

An article from the LA Times ran today, reporting: “Joseph Smith, Mormon church founder and prophet, took as many as 40 wives, at least one as young as 14, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have acknowledged in a series of essays posted as guideposts for the faithful. The church had…

A Deep Offense to God, and to Humanity …

Today, from the Jerusalem Post: Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, burying some alive and taking hundreds of women as slaves, an Iraqi government minister said on Sunday. Human rights minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani accused the Sunni Muslim insurgents – who have ordered the community they regard as “devil…

Execution or exodus, Iraqi Christians face grim choice

19 July 2014 –  From AhramOnline, and Egyptian news source: “On Friday, Mosul’s mosques called through loudspeakers for Christians to leave, after centuries of being part of the once cosmopolitan city’s social fabric. Fadi said he could not afford to flee and argued that the prospects for those who did were hardly better. Islamic State (IS)…

“Attackers went to churches with bombs and guns”…

This just in today… “Maiduguri: Suspected Islamist militants killed dozens of people in an attack on three Nigerian villages, including one targeting worshippers at a church, a few kilometres from Chibok, the scene of an abduction of more than 200 school girls. Residents said the gunmen riding on motorcycles opened fire on worshippers and pursued them…

Another Mass Shooting – UCSB – 7 Dead – Why? What Ought We to Do?

Very sad.  Another young person lashes out and kills seven classmates, because he felt “rejected” and without hope for the future.  He posted a video outlining his feelings about being rejected and without love, and his plan to have revenge.  “Severely mentally disturbed” is how he is being labeled by the authorities. Link:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/24/elliot-rodger-video-confession_n_5385175.html So…

Jesus Wife Fragment Appears to be a Hoax After All

Here is a recent post by Dr. Jerry Pattengale….. “How the ‘Jesus’ Wife’ Hoax Fell Apart” By Jerry Pattengale May 1, 2014 7:17 p.m. ET In September 2012, Harvard Divinity School professor Karen King announced the discovery of a Coptic (ancient Egyptian) gospel text on a papyrus fragment that contained the phrase “Jesus said to them,…